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Decolonising Research

Tuesday 11 May 2021, 4.30PM

Speaker(s): Joanna de Groot (University of York)

Although a lot of us in CECS envisage our work in quite Anglo-centric ways, there are many opportunities and resources for enhancing that work by setting it in the global, European, and colonial context in which Anglo-centred cultures and histories were created and developed during the long 18th century. From the rise of the "oriental tale" and colonial and enslavement issues, to "four nations" history and the growth of new representations of human diversity [visual and verbal ] in art, literature, and social or historical commentary and thought, there is a rich range of issues and source material which might shape research projects. The session will work with some examples of eighteenth century source material to open up discussion both of how research questions can be framed in a more culturally rounded manner and also of how apparently "Anglo-centred" topics might acknowledge the global character of "Anglo" culture and history.

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Location: Zoom